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Padres, Yankees working on Igawa deal

Updated: August 10, 2007, 9:04 PM ET
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine

The San Diego Padres came close to finishing a deal for Kei Igawa in mid-July. But they're taking another shot now, with the odds probably in the range of 50-50.

San Diego was awarded a waiver claim for Igawa, and now the Padres and the New York Yankees have until 2 p.m. Tuesday to work out a deal for the left-hander.

The Yankees paid a $26 million posting fee for Igawa last fall and then signed him to a five-year, $20 million contract. The Padres would be on the hook only for ...

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